Career and Networking Day to be held at WCU

Student Katie Endsley poses in professional attire for Career and Networking Day. Photo taken by Meghan O’Sullivan.

In search of finding a career after college?

WCU undergraduates will have the opportunity to meet with successful employers to discuss part-time and full-time jobs on Feb 1. The event is free and will be in the Ramsey Regional Activity Center, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Students are encouraged, by the Center for Career and Professional Development, to bring their resumes, business cards and dress professionally.

Hospitality and Tourism Program Director Steve Morse said that the event will be a great way for students to get their names out there and build connections.

“Career and networking day is a great way for students to look and explore where they may want to work after graduation. Every student should take advantage of it, there’s no reason not to,” said Morse.

This is the first year the event has sold out, with a total of 106 companies attending. A pamphlet with all of the vendors will be handed out upon arrival.

Center for Career and Professional Development Office Assistant Kelly McMurtry said the spring semester often has the biggest turnout.

“The spring semester always has a huge crowd because it’s when most students are graduating. Many students take the event to network and solidify jobs or internships,” said McMurtry.

In past years, Career and Networking Day consisted of discussion panels, but starting this year they have been eliminated.

“We found that it works out better to not have them. Students will get plenty of time to talk with employers and staff of the Center of Career and Professional Development while at the event,” said McMurtry.

For more information, contact the Center for Career and Professional Development at 227-7133.